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Alcohol and Gasoline

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by POWERBAND, Nov 10, 2004.


    POWERBAND Member
    Messages: 70

    Here in the NE the gas pumps say "Contains 10% methanol". Does this eliminate the need for gas line dryer products?. Or does the alcohol in the gas make more problems by retaining water?.

    Last night the '04 Silverado started occasionally stumbling while cruising not affected by engine load. The temps stayed under 20 degrees yesterday for first time this season. Today the truck runs fine and the only change is today is a lot warmer. I have noticed it drips moisture out the tailpipe even when at operating temps.

    Thanx, PB

    ( Old 88)
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    its a trooper in that pic

    POWERBAND Member
    Messages: 70

    Old 88

    You are very astute. Yes it is a Trooper. That truck never stumbles and with 170K will still plow up a storm! . Now it is relegated to backup but since I own a new Chevy I better keep it ready.
    PB :rolleyes:
  4. lqmustang

    lqmustang Member
    Messages: 36

    Are you sure it says Methanol, and not Ethanol? Methanol = bad, Ethanol = good. Ethanol, which is corn based, blends easily with fuel, keeps the fuel system dry and clean, and doesn't cause any problems with the fuel system. Methanol on the other hand does not blend as well with gasoline, and requires other additives to keep it from separating. Methanol is also more corrosive, and can eat away at the rubber parts of your fuels system.

    Oh, and hi plowsite. Been lurking here for a while, and have learned a bunch. :waving:
  5. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Hello :waving: and welcome hope you have learned allot.